Grand Prix -

The Grand Prix Competition will take place on 29 June 2020 in the Grande Auditório, Centro Cultrual de Belém. Grand Prix Finalists will be selected at the discretion of the jury, and may or may not include all Category Champions. The jury’s decision is final and cannot be contested.

Choirs selected for the Grand Prix Competition are required to sing two songs up to a maximum performance time of 10 minutes based on the following criteria:

  1. A new piece not performed before in the competition rounds;
  2. Either a song previously performed from the category of competition that won the choir a place in the Grand Prix, or another new piece.

Choirs selected for the Grand Prix are to submit 5 original scores of both pieces to the organisers for the purpose of adjudication on the day of the Grand Prix.

Grand Prix Finalists will be ranked based on their performance and the top two choirs with the highest average rank among the panel will be awarded the following prizes:

Grand Prize: €4,000
Runner-up Prize: €2,000

In the event of a tie, the Artistic Director of the festival will cast the tie-breaking vote. The jury reserves the right to not award the Grand Prize if artistic level is not met.